Back to All Events

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Join us for a Sashiko embroidery workshop with Jamie Lau!

Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery technique that can be traced back as far as 17th century Japan. It is mostly used for decorative purposes involving an outline design with geometric patterns. Traditionally, Sashiko was used as a form of functional embroidery to reinforce points of wear on garments, or to repair worn places with patches.

Sashiko embroidery is a great way to embellish your clothing and accessories. In this workshop, students will learn this running stitch technique and create a sampler using the seigaiha (or wave) pattern. After the class, students are encouraged to incorporate their samplers into sewing projects such as tote bags, quilting, coasters, or clothing patches.




Embroidery Thread, Design Template, Sampler Material

Treats by Saltwater Bakery


Space is limited!  Sign up by emailing:


Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward looks cut and sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, Jamie has taught fashion and sewing workshops across the country including the Textile Arts Center, Britex Fabrics, and the American Folk Art Museum. Jamie is the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, published in 2012 by Potter Craft (The Crown Publishing Group/Random House, Inc.). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, San Francisco Magazine, and the Star Tribune.

Earlier Event: November 16
Weaving Workshop
Later Event: December 8
Modern Wreath Workshop